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    Salazar Puts the Kibosh on Oil Leases in Utah

    And so it begins: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he’s scrapping the lease of dozens of parcels of federal land for oil and gas drilling in Utah’s redrock country. Salazar on Wednesday ordered the Bureau of Land Management, which is part of the Interior Department, not to cash checks from … More

    The Economic Effects of Environmental Regulations

    Politicians and consumers learned valuable lessons this summer when national gasoline prices peaked at over four dollars per gallon. Simply put, energy supply must be expanded in the United States. Last October Congress took the right first steps by allowing the restrictions on energy leasing in 85 percent of America’s territorial waters … More

    A Stimulus with Some Energy

    An economic recovery plan that creates jobs, lowers gas and electricity prices, and won’t cost taxpayers $825 billion? Generally, when something is too good to be true, it usually is. And it’s probably the case here, but if I had a wish list of energy items to include in the … More

    We Still Need More Energy Supply in America

    Sarah Palin is not the VP of the United States but we can still drill, baby, drill. Although President Obama and some Democrats have hinted at reinstating the ban on offshore drilling and implementing restrictions on oil shale development in the West, nine Republican members of Georgia’s congressional delegation are … More

    Russian Crisis Acquires New Dimension

    The crisis in Russia is revealing new features proving it is quite unlike the global downturn. Last week saw numerous actions protesting a hike in import duties on foreign cars that were staged in an array of Russian provinces. The government had passed a decision to the effect to protect … More

    $10-a-gallon Gas?

    Enjoying the $1.67-a-gallon gas for your holiday travels? Well, enjoy it while you can because the guys President-elect Obama is appointing in key positions want gas prices to be much higher. Let’s start with his Secretary of Energy, Dr Steven Chu. From our friends at the National Taxpayers Union: Somehow … More

    Will Democrats Reinsert the Ban on Drilling?

    The Congressional restrictions on energy leasing in 85 percent of America’s territorial waters, which have been renewed annually since 1982, were allowed to lapse this year. They expired on September 30th, and since overlapping White House restrictions were rescinded by President Bush a few months ago, nearly all of our … More

    Wind Dies Down, Should We Subsidize Something Else?

    Decrease in energy demand and the current credit crunch has led to a number of hold ups and delays in large renewable energy projects, particularly wind. The decrease in demand for energy caused natural gas and oil prices to fall in recent months and Reyad Fezzani, chief executive officer of … More

    With Energy, It's Time to Hop on the Fast Track

    It’s an election season and while it’s unlikely that we’ll see any new energy bills this year, we can still look to see what’s on the table for next year. There is talk of more costly global warming legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but that shouldn’t come as a … More

    This Week in Washington: Oct. 6, 2008

    There are several issues in Washington this week following the passing of the Bailout legislation. Here are some key issues to be aware of this week: Congress passed a massive Continuing Resolution to fund the government for the next year and inserted some ridiculous earmarks and special interest projects. Some … More